The winds of change were coming. I could feel it. That cool breeze at the back of my neck. Running chills down my spine. I could feel it. It's coming. And slowly, it came, the winds. And it blew shut one door, than another. Now 5 doors have closed forever. And with this post, it shuts down my door. The Jamberry I grew to love with a passion, is gone. The doors to its international markets blown shut this week. Leaving thousands upon thousands of us in shambles. Heartbroken. My American counterparts hold on for dear life; the winds are heading South... 3 years ago I signed up to become a Jamberry consultant. Thinking I was signing up for discounts on cute nail products, I was mistaken. What it did is take me on a whirlwind. Cute nails, extra income, promotions, swags (oh the swag!), trips to Orlando and Salt Lake City... did I mention cute nails? And the last thing I expected from this "hit join" button; friendships. The sisterhood, the sense of family, like no other.
Jamberry allowed me to tap into my creative channel in more than one way. I developed an online following for those cute nailfies of mine. Recognized for my ability to put together some bold and unlikely pairings, Instagram turned into my own mini nail blog. Regrams and shares on Jamberry's official Instagram Stories and Facebook pages, along with features on their website were always highlights for me.
I'm not ready to say goodbye to Jamberry. But Jamberry is saying goodbye to us. I thank each and everyone of you who have been along on this beautiful ride with me. While I say goodbye to the company, what remains is my love for the products (and girls do I have products!!) and the beautiful friendships that will last long after the dust has settled.
There will never be anything like the Jamberry I knew and loved. But that's not it for me. I just need time. Time to grief the lost of my business. As @jamberry_jenb shifts to @themanicure_diva, I wait for the winds of change to dry my tears.... but until then, I say Goodbye to my Jamberry....